Paul Merson: Jose Mourinho is the best manager in the world

by Tanveer Arayan

Paul Merson believes Jose Mourinho is the best manager in the world and will be able to get Manchester United back to winning ways.

He has won trophies at every club he’s managed and has already obtained the EFL Cup in his first season at Old Trafford, but is now aiming for a top-four Premier League finish and Europa League success.

The side are in the semi-final of the Europa League and still have a good chance of finishing inside the Premier League top four as they sit two points behind third-placed Liverpool with a game in hand.

Speaking about the Portuguese boss, Merson insists he deserves more credit at United.

“Man United are very good at what they do,” he said.

“He’s the best in the business in my opinion, Mourinho.

“When he sets up a team to get a result, it’s very rare they don’t get that result.

“That’s what it is. They made it very difficult and they didn’t have many clear cut chances.

“They defended very, very well.”

He has been criticised for his side’s defensive performance in the 0-0 draw with Manchester City last Thursday, but Pep Guardiola’s side had all the chances and when Marouane Fellaini was sent off with a red card, Mourinho had to adapt and he deserves credit for being able to grind out a result he wants.

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